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Freemasons. Prince Hall Grand Lodge

Freemasons, Prince Hall Grand Lodge: Prince Hall Freemasonry derives from historical events which led to a separate predominantly African-American Freemasonry in North America. It consists of independent Grand Lodges. Many Prince Hall Masons were active in the civil rights movement. The Prince Hall Masonic Temple in Atlanta was the headquarters for the SCLC.

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Funeral Service: Grand Master John Wesley Dobbs

This program outlines the funeral service of Grand Master John Wesley Dobbs. Mr. Dobbs established a number of civil rights organizations in the Atlanta area and was considered to be a close friend and confidant of Dr. King.

Letter from Don Hill to MLK

Don Hill requests a written statement about the Emancipation Proclamation from Dr. King for inclusion in the souvenir program for the Michigan Prince Hall Grand Lodge's annual meeting. The program will celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Hill also requests a picture to include in the program.

Letter from James Gilliam to MLK

Mr. Gilliam sends Dr. King financial support in the amount of fifty dollars.

Letter from William Harris Jr and Others to MLK

The DeMolay Cosistory, No.1 convey their sympathies for the four girls killed in a church bombing. The organization pledges to take action to demand rights and equality for all.

Letter of Gratitude to Dr. King from Willa Clark, Prince Hall Grand Chapter

Willa Clark, Grand Worthy Matron of the Prince Hall Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, wrote to Dr. King expressing a debt of appreciation for his high civic service rendered to mankind. Putting action to sentiment, the Order of the Eastern Star encloses a $500.00 donation to aid in continuing the work toward dignity and freedom.

Letter to Mrs. King from Hon. C.P. Carter and James H. Beverly

This document was sent from the St. John Grand Lodge Masons of New Jersey, expressing their condolences for Mrs. King's tragic loss following Dr. King's assassination. The letter asks that God grant the King family peace, during their time of bereavement.